James Longenbach is the author of four previous volumes of poetry and six volumes of literary criticism, and his work is often featured in The New Yorker and the Paris Review. He teaches at the University of Rochester and lives in New York.
National Book Critics Circle Award, 2017
Books by James Longenbach
Paperback, 2012"The world in these poems, rendered from memory on a mythic tide, is at once palpable and numinous." —On the Seawall
Hardcover, 2010A capacious, elegant collection from a writer “with an ear as subtle and assured as any American poet now writing” (John Koethe).
Paperback, 2017Earthling confronts our deepest fears in clear and haunting language, from “a poet of extraordinary gifts” (American Academy of Arts and Letters).
Paperback, 2018A comprehensive guide to writing or reading poetry, by “one of our most lucid and important critics” (American Academy of Arts and Letters).